Banh Bao

Vickie H Recipe

By Vickie H bossymommy

This is a Vietnamese steamed sweet bread with a pork filling.
My ex husband taught me to make these.


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
Makes 40
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Steam

Ingredients

DOUGH
1 bag(s)
self rising flour 5 lb
5 c
milk
2 1/2 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
oil
MEAT
4 lb
ground pork
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1
yellow onion diced
3 clove
garlic minced
1/2 c
dried black fungus i buy this at a asain market if you dont have them you can just leave them out
2 tsp
garlic salt
2 tsp
sugar
3 Tbsp
oyster sauce
2 tsp
pepper
12
hard boiled eggs


Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix milk and sugar together. Take 1 cup of flour out (use for dusting later).Put flour into a large bowl.Slowly add milk and sugar mixture and oil.Will be very sticky. After mixing together place a towel and let rest for 45 minutes.
2
Soak the fungus for about 15 minutes in hot water, drain well.Mix all the meat ingrdients together.
Except the eggs. Peel those and cut into 4 pieces.
3
When the dough is ready,dust your table with flour.kneed for maybe 5 minutes,then make into 2 long logs ( about 20 inches ).Cut each log into 20 pieces.
4
Roll each piece out into a round shape( mine arent so round..lol) You want the center a little thicker than the outer edges.
5
Place about a 1/4 cup meat mixture in the middle and a piece of egg.Bring up the sides and pinch together at the top.
6
Steam for 25 minutes on medium heat. These will fluff up so you want to leave about a inch or so between them.
7
My daughter saw a video on you tube how to make them into the shape of a pig.She had alot of fun making them into piggies.
8
When my ex makes these he also put a piece of chinese sausage in his. My daughter loves it but I didn't have any this time so we left it out. Fine with me I don't like it.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Vietnamese
  • Comments

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    Shirley Makekau tutuwoman - Mar 17, 2013
    Vickie, I am used to making manapua with char sui pork and i never would have thought to add a boiled egg in the filling..thats what I love about JAP sooo many great cooks and different ways to make the basic same recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Pam Ellingson wmnofoz - Mar 18, 2013
    These look just like the buns they sell at the Asian grocery, down to the egg in the middle. Yummy things. Thanks for posting this recipe.
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    Vickie H bossymommy - Mar 18, 2013
    Your welcome. Hope you try them and like them.